Electric shocks, forced medications and confinement are used in some Chinese hospitals and private clinics to “convert” LGBT persons to heterosexuality, a new report by a rights group has found. It has urged the government to stop this torture in the name of “treatment”. China decriminalized homosexuality in 1997 and four years later, in 2001, removed it from the list of mental disorders. But more than two decades later, members of the LGBT community continue to be subjected to “conversion therapy” to change their sexuality, the report by the Human Rights Watch found.
November 15 / Hindustan Times